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Volunteer Casting Call in beautiful Ruidoso, New Mexico

Posted by on May 29, 2013 | Comments Off on Volunteer Casting Call in beautiful Ruidoso, New Mexico

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The New Mexico town of Ruidoso is looking for 25 or more volunteers who are willing to be in a New Mexico Tourism Department commercial.

Shooting will take place at the Spencer Theater on Thursday June 6, 2013 from 6 – 9 p.m.

Dress is cowboy casual – not too fancy, and not too casual.

Interested? Contact Gina Kelley at Director@DiscoverRuidoso.com

Ruidoso is a high-altitude escape into the Village known for both adventure and rejuvenation. Year-round golf, alpine skiing, boutique shopping, the acclaimed Spencer Theater and world-class gaming are just a few attractions found in this quaint mountain village nestled in the pristine Sacramento Mountains.

From a day on the links to a night out on the town, a stay in Ruidoso can put your life right where it needs to be – relaxed. At this elevation, nothing can keep you down.

It’s high time for high ground. Call 877-784-3676 or visit www.discoverruidoso.com

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I-25 Studios Crew Call

Posted by on May 29, 2013 | Comments Off on I-25 Studios Crew Call

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Crew Call from Indie-Q:

On-set film production HVAC technician wanted.

No mechanical experience necessary. Requirements: reliability, flexible hours, willingness to work nights if necessary, knowledge of on-set etiquette, interest in film production, and reliability, reliability, reliability.

Inquires will be accepted through the end of business, Wednesday, May 29, 2013.

Email cover letter and resume to: andrew@i-25studios.com.

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Leonardo DiCaprio: From King of the World to Captain of the Galaxy

Posted by on May 24, 2013 | Comments Off on Leonardo DiCaprio: From King of the World to Captain of the Galaxy

Leonardo DiCaprio takes to space from New Mexico Spaceport

As we told you here Leonardo DiCaprio’s Titanic co-star, Kate Winslet was on hand for the grand opening of Sir Richard Branson’s Spaceport America – the world’s only commercial space destination port, back in 2011.

Well now one of the biggest stars on earth is slated to take to the heavens with three generous bidders who collectively paid $3.8M to launch from Spaceport New Mexico with the actor.

The galaxy bound foursome was assembled as a top offering of the Cinema Against AIDS Charity Auction held on Thursday night at the Cannes Film Festival’s amfAR Gala. This year the annual event raised a record $25M to fund AIDS research.

As predicted this is just one in the beginning of many major celebrity visits and tourism prospects the spaceport lends to New Mexico!


Images via Columbia Pictures, Spaceport America

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Will Smith’s After Earth at New Mexico’s Spaceport America

Posted by on May 24, 2013 | Comments Off on Will Smith’s After Earth at New Mexico’s Spaceport America

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Looks a lot like Major Motion Picture Casting in New Mexico

Posted by on May 22, 2013 | One comment

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Casting director Elizabeth Gabel is looking for MALE drivers for a scene to be shot tomorrow night (May 23, 2013) – cars cannot be white, red, black or a pickup truck.

Please email info. to egabel@msn.com to be considered. Please remember to include your name and phone number.

Meanwhile on Craigslist Albuquerque via local actress Cynthia Lockard Benning, “Great stand-in opportunity! Please share with anyone who might fit this position.”

Posted: 2013-05-18, 8:28PM MDT (still active)

African-American Stand-In for Feature Film (I-25 Studios, Albuquerque)
We are looking for a stand-in for one of our lead actors ASAP with the following attributes:

-African-American
-Between 6’0 and 6″2
-Chest: 48 inches
-Waist 38 inches

Compensation – $8.50/hr. Must be local in Albuquerque. Starts work on Monday, May 20th for about 3 weeks.

Please reply here with contact information, photo, and measurements. Thank you.

We get many inquiries about miscelleneous postings and their validity. Please keep those inquiries coming. As in this case we will do our best to check it out for you.

And as always we recommend doing as much research as possible on any and all casting notices you’re interested in!

Happy casting!

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Neil Patrick Harris saddles up for MacFarlane Western in NM

Posted by on May 22, 2013 | Comments Off on Neil Patrick Harris saddles up for MacFarlane Western in NM

UPDATE 7/30/13: EG Casting is looking for a 5-year-old Caucasian boy to work on “A Million Ways To Die in the West” tomorrow, Wednesday July 31, late afternoon. Please email a photo with a phone number to egabel@msn.com.

Neil Patrick Harris Tweets on Santa Fe

New Mexico’s favorite son, Neil Patrick Harris is a man who’s typically hard at work, so it’s no surprise to find him on a unique new film project. This time out the Albuquerque native is taking a turn in a comedy western right here in his homeland!

The “How I Met Your Mother” star recently tweeted an inspiring revelation about Santa Fe, where he’s currently filming with the all star cast of Seth MacFarlane’s “A Million Ways to Die in the West”.

Also saying:

Neil Patrick Harris filming with Seth MacFarlane

This #NM flick is destined to become a comedy classic, scheduled for release on Memorial Day Weekend 2014!

The film also stars Amanda Seyfried, Charlize Theron, Giovanni Ribisi, Liam Neeson, Sarah Silverman, and Seth MacFarlane himself!

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The Buckaroo Ball: A can’t miss New Mexico Art & Entertainment Event!

Posted by on May 22, 2013 | One comment

The Buckaroo Ball benefiting at risk youth in Santa Fe County, NM

Place your bid on LOU DIAMOND PHILLIPS to prepare a meal for you and your friends in your home! Bid on exclusive PATRICIA MICHAELS designs. Bid on an African Photo Safari and much more! See details at www.buckarooball.com.

People from all over the country are excited to attend this year’s event at the luxurious Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino, where attendees will dance the night away to Grammy winning artists Asleep at the Wheel, enjoy a sit down dinner, open bar, and see loads of turquoise and silver bling! There will be both a live and silent auction!

All this rip roaring fun is in the name of fundraising for the youth of New Mexico!

Since 1994, the Buckaroo Ball Foundation has been dedicated to its mission of raising and distributing funds to non-profit organizations that serve at-risk youth in Santa Fe County. Buckaroo Ball Foundation is now a fund within the Santa Fe Community Foundation. The Ball is mostly run by a group of dedicated volunteers who donate their time and resources to produce what is one of the largest and liveliest fund-raising weekends in the Southwest.

Get your tickets NOW!

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New Mexico Hot for TV

Posted by on May 22, 2013 | One comment

UPDATE 7/2/2013: Breaking Bad creator, Vince Gillagan says Saul Goodman Spinoff Moving ‘Full Speed Ahead’ -The Wrap TV

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As the world anxiously awaits the final eight episodes of the “best show on television”, Breaking Bad fans are equally curious for the verdict on what comes next for cast & crew.

Even before we learn the fate of Walter White & Co. Br Ba devotees look forward to the most likely spin-off in which the best, slimiest, lawless lawyer around, Saul Goodman will once again ease all with, “Better Call Saul”.

Best news for New Mexico is that if a deal is indeed inked for the series, the most likely place for the Saul Goodman led series to take place would be original series home, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Home to the AMC series, Albuquerque Studios (The Avengers, The Lone Ranger) is well seasoned and at the ready for the return of all things Saul.

Last fall NBC shot the gritty drama pilot “After Hours” across the interstate, as a prospect for last season’s television schedule. After not making the first cut, then being volleyed back and forth from the pick-up list to the tentative list, an off-cycle short order has been placed for at least four episodes of the show.

With a little tweek to the working title, from “After Hours” to “The Late Shift” production is scheduled to get back underway at I-25 Studios (Transcendence, Lone Survivor) later this summer!

And as we’ve previously reported, up north some very special goings-on are going on around the return of the A&E hit series, Longmire and the highly anticipated Seth MacFarlane adaptation of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey for Fox television.

#NMFilm Get into it!

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#NMFilm Trailer: As Cool As I Am

Posted by on May 20, 2013 | Comments Off on #NMFilm Trailer: As Cool As I Am

New Mexico Film: As Cool As I Am, in theaters June 7

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Will and Jaden Smith Premiere After Earth at Spaceport America, New Mexico, USA

Posted by on May 17, 2013 | Comments Off on Will and Jaden Smith Premiere After Earth at Spaceport America, New Mexico, USA

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LAS CRUCES, Sun-News report – Will Smith and his son, Jaden, star together in the film “After Earth” which is scheduled to open on May 31. On Friday, though, the father-and-son duo were in southern New Mexico at Spaceport America to help promote the film as well as promote a pact between Virgin Produced – the film and television arm of Virgin Group – with Overbrook Entertainment.

Virgin Galactic is a tenant at Spaceport America, the world’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport, about 40 miles north of Las Cruces.

Overbrook Entertainment will support the “After Earth” franchise, according to a release. The movie’s plot involves a crash landing that leaves the two main characters stranded on earth 1,000 years after humanity left the planet.

Will Smith at Spaceport America – El Paso Times

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Whoa-man!

Posted by on May 17, 2013 | Comments Off on Whoa-man!

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“Having witnessed this decision firsthand, I find Angie’s choice, as well as so many others like her, absolutely heroic. I thank our medical team for their care and focus.

“All I want for is for her to have a long and healthy life, with myself and our children. This is a happy day for our family.” -Brad Pitt

Jolie on a humanitarian visit to the Congo in the midst of mastectomy process – The Telegraph

April 2, Jolie Pays Tribute to Malala Yousafzai, Donates $200,000 to Fund Named After Pakistani Student Activist – Eonline

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Hit Indie Filmmakers Casting new Project in New Mexico

Posted by on May 16, 2013 | Comments Off on Hit Indie Filmmakers Casting new Project in New Mexico

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Sag, Aftra & Non Union Feature Film, Casting Call May 20th, 2013

The comedy, “Abe Makes A Movie” is currently casting lead roles in this funny film about an underachieving want-to-be filmmaker who assembles a ragtag crew of misfits to help make a movie and enter it into a local film festival in hopes of winning his ex girlfriend back. Starring Matt Peterson (The Bigfoot Election).

This will be a Sag Ultra-Low Budget film shooting early to late fall 2013 in Albuquerque, NM.

Producer/Director: Ryan Turri
Written by: Matt Peterson and Ryan Turri

Please respond to abesmovie@gmail.com

Roles
Sarah
Female 20-35, caucasian
Abe’s long time best friend. Dry sense of humor and witty. Sweet. Smart. Thinks Abe is great. Almost like a sister to Abe.

Jethro
Male 50-70, Caucasian
Pyrotechnics guy. Gruff on the outside but very like-able once you get to know him. Served in the reserves and never saw any action, though he would lead you to believe otherwise. Jack of all trades, master of none. Loyal follower of Abe. Big hearted.

Marla
Female 60-80, Caucasian
Old starlet. Been in 135 movies, but never starred in a single one. Worldly seasoned. Has had several marriages and one daughter. Single now, and lives in the moment. Spent some time in Toas “finding herself” through the guidance of a guru.

Carl
Male 50-68 Caucasian
Abe’s stepfather. Classic American-old school dad who believes in hard work and earning an honest dollar… but plays the lottery religiously. A constant skeptic. Hard on Abe. Believes his way is the right way. Likes to prove his point to anyone who will listen. Doesn’t trust anyone who isn’t American or American made. Grew up in a small town, had his aspirations crushed early in life, gave up on his bowling career and settled for a 9-5 job spending his lunch hour talking sports and how once he was a big deal.

Dirk
Male 25-37 Caucasian
Napoleon complex. Swarmy. Sarcastic. Classic Bro. Uses the term “Bro” and “Brah” and “YOLO”. Thinks he’s hot shit. Classic wannabe filmmaker, wears the right filmmaker clothes, knows the right filmmaking terms and tells everyone about it. Won the 168 hour film festival the previous year. Creates his own handshakes.

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Seth MacFarlane’s Cosmos Casting Infant/Toddler

Posted by on May 15, 2013 | Comments Off on Seth MacFarlane’s Cosmos Casting Infant/Toddler

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Local casting director Lorrie Latham is looking for a toddler girl who is just beginning to stand up a walk and a 7 – 8 month-old infant with big, expressive eyes to work as extras in the upcoming Fox series: Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. The reboot of the 1980s PBS program hosted by Carl Sagan.

Send a recent picture of your toddler or infant to lorrie@lathamcasting.com.

Email questions for a prompt callback. The toddler will be cast on Tuesday May 14 so please send your child’s info in ASAP.

Both positions are one-day paid roles.

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On Location Casting for feature film “Enemy Way”

Posted by on May 9, 2013 | Comments Off on On Location Casting for feature film “Enemy Way”

To submit for these background roles – please POST HERE ASAP!

Casting Enemy Way starring Forest Whitaker

To submit for these background roles – please POST HERE ASAP!

ALBUQUERQUE, NM Casting Notice – Feature Film “Enemy Way” for work on WEDNESDAY 5/15/13 in the LOS LUNAS, NM area.

Pay rate is $110.00 for a 12 hour day. (on a 12 hour guarantee plus overtime after 12 hours).

We do NOT have Call Times yet but they could be VERY early in the morning or go late into the night. You MUST have the whole day/evening open if submitting so that you can work whatever the call time ends up being.

LOCATION IS IN LOS LUNAS!! You MUST be able/willing to self-travel to Los Lunas.

**EXTRAS**
BAR/NIGHTCLUB PATRONS: male and female, Hispanic & Caucasian, age range 35-65 years old, variety of types, will need some who can dance to Cumbia music (please SPECIFY if you can).

To submit for work – please POST HERE ASAP with your first & last name. Your contact number and profile in the OLC database MUST be up to date. **DO NOT SUBMIT FOR THIS WORK DATE if you have previously submitted under a another date or category!! We will submit you to Director ONLY once!

PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT or POST if you don’t fit these casting specs!! Thanks!

To submit for these background roles – please POST HERE ASAP!

**PLEASE DO NOT CALL OUR OFFICE ABOUT THIS BOOKING!!**

**ALL Roles on this project are being Picture Picked by the Director. Once you post that you are available on these work dates, we will then add your photo to the submission list for the Director to choose from. IF you are chosen, we will contact you by phone as soon as we have Director selections. **Your photo in the OLC database MUST be recent, not blurry, only have YOU and no one else in it, you can NOT be wearing sunglasses. If photo doesn’t meet these requirements, we can NOT submit you to the Director!

**MUST HAVE A *RECENTLY UPDATED* TALENT PROFILE IN THE OLC DATABASE in order to be booked! If you do not have a profile with us, please go to www.onlocationcasting.net and complete a Talent Application before sending email that you are available. It is FREE to register and you do not have to pay for the OPTIONAL paid ‘active’ account upgrades. ***

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Forest Whitaker brings the drama to the Land of Enchantment

Posted by on May 8, 2013 | Comments Off on Forest Whitaker brings the drama to the Land of Enchantment

Forest Whitaker with New Mexico Actor Joshua R Aragon

Oscar winner Forest Whitaker is already garnering critical acclaim for his portrayal of Cecil Gaines in “The Butler”, coming to theaters on Oct. 18, 2013.

While the world waits to see that film in which Whitaker co-stars with Oprah Winfrey, Robin Williams, Jane Fonda, and many more stars bringing the riveting, real-life story of one man’s rise above a tragic and violent past to an epic life of service under a record seven U.S. presidents, the actor is hard at work in New Mexico on another dramatic film set.

The Land of Enchantment is full of rising stars, pictured above with a very slim Whitaker is one to watch. Local actor Joshua R. Aragon (Force of Execution, 2 Guns) is currently at work with Whitaker on “Enemy Way” in Albuquerque.

The production has been underway for a couple of months in the Deming, New Mexico area, the shoot is expected to continue to roll through the end of May.

“Enemy Way” is the story of ex-convict, Willie Garnett, who tries to use his second chance to escape his former life of crime. While imprisoned, he converted to Islam, which makes him a target of the local sheriff who is hell bent on exposing Garnett as a violent man.

Click and scroll here for cast & crew opportunities on this #NMFilm!

“Enemy Way” is due for theatrical release in the fall of 2013. In the meantime check out the first official trailer for “The Butler”.

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First look: Seth MacFarlane’s “A Million Ways to Die in the West” set?

Posted by on May 7, 2013 | One comment

“The Media Rights Capital production will wrap in early July 2013. Filming locations include Jemez Pueblo, Shiprock, Bonanza Creek and Chama. The production will employ more than 1200 New Mexico crew members, 2000 New Mexico background talent and about 20 New Mexico principal actors.

Seth MacFarlane serves as director, producer and co-writer of the film.” -NMFilm Office via The Alamogordo Daily News

Seth MacFarlane western cast in New Mexico

Before Seth MacFarlane straps-in to explore galaxies far, far away à la his own personal reboot of the late great Carl Sagan’s “Cosmos”, he’s saddled-up along side an all star cast in “A Million Ways to Die in the West”.

The New Mexico film has been in the works since late last year with the comedic mastermind setting his sights on locations all over the state.

Since we’ve learned many of the top tier names recruited to join the cast including Giovanni Ribisi, Sarah Silverman, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried and Oscar winner Charlize Theron.

Click through the images below to blow-up a sneak peek at a possible filming location in the remote New Mexico desert. AND check-out one of our favorite break-out NM stars, an almost unrecognizable Jackamoe Buzzell getting set to shoot a featured role in the film, hanging with MacFarlane himself!

Click and scroll through here for local casting opportunities on this #NMFilm!

Synopsis:

The storyline centers on a cowardly farmer (Seth MacFarlane) who loses his girl (Amanda Seyfried) when he ducks out of a fight. He goes on to meet the wife (Charlize Theron) of a notorious gunfighter who teaches him how to shoot, but runs into trouble when her outlaw husband (Liam Neeson) returns to town seeking revenge. The hapless farmer is then befriended by town prostitute (Sarah Silverman) who has had her way with just about everyone, “but refuses to have sex with her fiancé (Giovani Ribisi), believing that as Christians the couple should wait until marriage before lying down together.”


Images via Facebook

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New Mexico feature film casting stand-ins

Posted by on May 7, 2013 | Comments Off on New Mexico feature film casting stand-ins

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A major motion picture, currently in production in New Mexico, dubbed the “Untitled Wally Project” is currently seeking stand-ins for the following types:

Female 5’10” Brunette

Male 5’8-9″ Brunette

Female 5″3 Redhead

Male 6’3-4″ Blond

Email local casting Director Elizabeth Gabel at egabel@msn.com with photo, sizes and phone numbers to be considered.

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Ms. Portman, it’s Mr. McGregor Calling

Posted by on May 7, 2013 | Comments Off on Ms. Portman, it’s Mr. McGregor Calling

It's Ewan McGregor for Natalie Portman in Jane

After much ado about casting and re-casting, in round three of who will kick-up some dust and dig in his spurs opposite Oscar winner Natalie Portman in her New Mexico western “Jane Got a Gun”, her Star Wars co-star Ewan McGregor has come into focus!

Both are experienced in NM filming as Portman has been here for both “Thor” and “Brothers”, and McGregor starred in “Men Who Stare at Goats” back in and returned with Channing Tatum, Michael Fassbender and Gina Carano for “Haywire”.

As everyone knows all too well nothing is confirmed until all hands are on deck, all stars are on their mark and the director yells, ACTION!

So here’s to a great shoot for all involved, how ever things fall out on this and every AWESOME production rolling right now here in New Mexico!

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“Cosmos”: Get into it, New Mexico Style

Posted by on May 4, 2013 | 2 comments

Seth MacFarlane brings Carl Sagan's Odyssey Reboot in New Mexico

In 2011 it was announced that Fox ordered 13 episodes of a new documentary series, Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey, slated to air some time this year.

The original series was broadcast on PBS in 1980, the first of its kind, space exploration docu-series based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Pulitzer Prize winning scientist and author Carl Sagan, became the most widely watched series in the history of American public television for ten years running.

MacFarlane told Wired Magazine in the summer of 2012, “I’m dismayed at the rejection of science that’s reemerging in America. There’s nothing out there that glamorizes science the way Cosmos did.”

The year before MacFarlance told the New York Times of his passion for the final frontier, saying, “We’re obsessed with angels and vampires and whatnot when there are many more exciting and very real and much more spectacular things to be excited about, that are right in our own planetary backyard.”

And now the home of America’s first and only commercial spaceport can announce that the ultimate throwback into the future will be based in our own backyard.

Months of top secret preparations ensure that this upcoming odyssey into the earthly explorations of the vast reaches of the universe will be sure to amaze.

New Mexico, here is your first chance to begin vying for your own part of Seth MacFarlane’s version of Carl Sagan’s, Cosomos:

From Lorrie Latham:

Local casting is looking for a 14 mo (more or less) toddler girl to work in a scene on Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey She needs to be just learning to walk and still tottering between walking and not.

This is a paid position and will be a one-day shoot at the Santa Fe Studios. It pays more than standard background pay.

If you know someone with a toddler (must be a girl) please have them email:
lorrie@lathamcasting.coms

Keep it right here for more upcoming cast & crew info.!

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“Life Support Medical” Commercial Casting, Albuquerque, NM

Posted by on May 3, 2013 | Comments Off on “Life Support Medical” Commercial Casting, Albuquerque, NM

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Three Commercials for “Life Support Medical”

Sheryl Roberts is casting three commercials for Life Support Medical. These are three separate commercials.

We are casting for the following roles:

Male, Late 40’s, Medium build – JOGGER (Any Ethnicity)

Female, 50’s-early 60’s – SISTER (Any Ethnicity)

Female, 50’s – DAUGHTER (Any Ethnicity)

These commercials are NON-UNION.

Pay Rate is $300 per day. Each role works one day.

Transportation costs, hotel, and meals will be provided by the production company.

Shoot dates are May 24-27.

Auditions will take place in Albuquerque, NM next Thursday, May 9th and are by appointment only.

Please submit headshot and resume ASAP with all pertinent information included to

thecastingganginc@gmail.com. Please put “Life Support Medical” as the subject of your email.

Actors who are selected will be sent the sides immediately so time is of the essence.

Talent will be cast at the first call. There will not be callbacks so it is important that the talent know their lines.

For more information please call The Casting Gang at 505-795-8563.

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